What price a piece of history? Pretty much as high as you like, if the recent Bacchus & Tobaccos Fine and Rare Wines Sale sale in Geneva is anything to go by, as Cognac-Expert reported.
The prestigious auctioneers, Christies, hosted the first day of this highly anticipated sale yesterday, the 13th November.
Up for sale was a private cognac collection from a collector that had taken over thirty years to acquire. And included in this was the ‘piece de la resistance,’ a bottle of Saulnier Freres Grande Fine Champagne Cognac from 1789 – the year of the French revolution.
With a pre-sale estimate of 15,000 – 25,000 Swiss Francs (approx $15,800 – $26,400 US dollars), interest for this historical piece was extremely strong. And, as we at Cognac-Expert predicted some weeks back, the final selling price was far higher – at an impressive $31,650 US dollars.
The auction continues today, with more sought after bottles, including wine and whisky, as well as an extensive array of cigars.